PLMA Publishes a Compendium of its 17th PLMA Award Winners' Stories: Highlights six innovators with unique initiatives for managing end use energy loads.

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PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance), the voice of load management professionals, has published its 17th PLMA Awards Compendium. PLMA’s annual awards program recognizes highly innovative approaches to load management, and honors the practitioners who develop and launch them.

The 17th PLMA Awards Compendium is a collection of transcripts from six PLMA Load Management Dialogues (webcasts) hosted over the summer of 2020 with the award winners. These dialogues discuss each award-winning program, including its successes and lessons learned.

“Each spring, PLMA honors load management practitioners who have created ground-breaking incentive programs (‘Pacesetters’), implemented leading-edge technologies (‘Pioneers’), and excelled in extraordinary customer engagement (‘Thought Leaders’),” explained PLMA Thought Leadership Co-Chair Michael Ohlsen of the City of Tallahassee Utilities. “This compendium tells their stories and provides examples and opportunities for consideration by other energy professionals.”

“With the involvement of more than 20 volunteer judges, all of whom are PLMA member practitioners, each award nomination is carefully evaluated by a group of industry peers,” said PLMA Thought Leadership Co-Chair Jenny Roehm of Schneider Electric. “As a result, each program selected for an award and included in this compendium demonstrates a unique and provocative approach to managing the end use loads that contribute to our industry’s collective need to meet peak loads and support the successful grid integration of distributed energy resources.”

The 17th PLMA Awards Compendium tells the stories of these initiatives:


  • National Grid and EnergyHub for the nation’s first pay-for-performance-based Bring-Your-Own-Battery demand response program.
  • Arizona Public Service and EnergyHub for their DER aggregation program that dynamically manages a portfolio of grid-edge assets.

Thought Leaders

  • CPS Energy for its public engagement effort that resulted in the addition of over 40 MW to its demand response portfolio in just a few months.
  • City of New York, Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), for developing relationships with the facility managers of nearly 600 city buildings to improve energy consumption patterns, creating over 100 MW of committed load shed.

Technology Pioneers

  • Connected Energy (U.K.) Ltd. for its electric vehicle battery recycling program which re-deploys EV battery packs to serve as energy storage.
  • Austin Energy’s SHINES Project for integrating solar, batteries, smart inverters, forecasting tools, and market signals into a software optimization platform at grid-scale.

For a 2-page executive summary of the 17th PLMA Awards Compendium, please click here:
To download the full Compendium (35 pages), please click here:

About PLMA
PLMA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit association founded in 1999 that serves 167 member organizations as the Voice of Load Management Practitioners. PLMA seeks to advance practical applications of dynamic load management and distributed energy resources by providing a forum where members educate one another and explore innovative approaches to program delivery, pricing constructs, and technology adoption. Learn more at


PLMA offers a forum for practitioners to share their expertise in dynamic load management, demand response (DR), and distributed energy resources (DER). Members include utilities, tech companies, energy + solution providers, manufacturers, and more.
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Matt Chester on Nov 19, 2020

These are great initiatives, thanks for highlighting and recognizing these important leaders!

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Judy Knight on Nov 20, 2020

Thanks so much Matt - they are all great stories to read, and full of a-ha moments and inspiration :-)

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